The Hindu, India, 27 Feb 2015 - Members of trade unions, including the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), INTUC, CITU, AIUTC, MMS, LPF and the AICCTU, staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Thursday protesting the “anti-labour” policies of the Union government.
The PhnomPenhPost, Cambodia, 27 Feb 2015 - The government was yesterday accused of dragging its feet after claiming it needed more time to ratify the International Labour Organization’s convention on protecting domestic worker rights.
DAWN.com, Pakistan, 26 Feb 2015 - Absence of childcare facilities in Lahore’s industrial areas has forced working parents to either lock their children in their houses or leave them with grandparents, siblings, relatives or neighbours. The situation is dreadful in Kot Lakhpat industrial area, an estate of 50,000 workers, who are facing great difficulties in balancing work and parenting.
Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.
The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet January newsletter include: ILO's newest report "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015", The "Global Wage Report 2014/15", "Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards"; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
Formerly entitled Global Employment Trends, the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015 includes a forecast of global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind this trend, including continuing inequality and falling wage shares. It looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment. The report addresses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.
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